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Weatherill Early Origins



The surname Weatherill was first found in Cumberland (now called Cumbria) as Wetheral, a village and civil parish that dates back to c. 1100 when it was first listed as Wetherhala. The place name literally means "nook of land where wether-sheep are kept," from the Old English words "wether" + "halh." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the name was found here with Richard de Wederhal who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland in 1332. William Wethereld, Wetherald, Wetherold was listed in Suffolk (1429-1433). [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Hugh de Wederhale was listed in Cumberland during the reign of Edward I., and Adam de Wederhal, horner was listed during the reign of Edward II., as a Freeman of York. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Weatherill Spelling Variations


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Weatherill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wetherall, Weatherall, Wetherell, Metherall and many more.

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Weatherill Early History


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Weatherill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weatherill research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1770 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Weatherill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weatherill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weatherill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weatherill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weatherill In Ireland


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Weatherill In Ireland



Some of the Weatherill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weatherill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Weatherill settled in Virginia in 1721

Weatherill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Weatherill, aged 47, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
  • George Weatherill, aged 23, who settled in America from Bishop Auckland, in 1898

Weatherill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Weatherill, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Bingley, England, in 1908
  • Norman R. Weatherill, aged 16, who settled in America from Bingley, England, in 1908
  • Constance Fannie Weatherill, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Bingley, England, in 1908
  • Wm. Hy. Weatherill, aged 50, who settled in America from Huddersfield, England, in 1908
  • George Weatherill, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Bolton, England, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weatherill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H Weatherill, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherill (post 1700)



  • William J. Weatherill, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Brisbane, 1897-1905
  • Garry John Weatherill (b. 1956), Australian clergyman, current Anglican Bishop of Willochra
  • Jay Wilson Weatherill (b. 1964), Australian politician, current Premier of South Australia
  • George Weatherill (1898-1988), Australian rules footballer
  • George Weatherill, English-born, Australian politician
  • Bruce Bernard Weatherill PC, DL, KStJ (1920-2007), Baron Weatherill, British Conservative Party politician, Speaker of the House of Commons

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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Weatherill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weatherill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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